Routine Foot Care Specialist


Routine Foot Care services offered in Fort Worth TX
Your feet do a lot for you each and every day, and routine foot care ensures they remain healthy and free from pain. Routine foot care is an area of focus for Matthew Cerniglia, DPM, of Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas. If you’d like to learn more about the routine foot care services available from a skilled podiatrist, call or book online today to schedule an appointment.

Routine Foot Care Q & A

What are some examples of routine foot care?

You spend much of each day on your feet, but if you’re like most people, you probably give your feet very little attention until or unless a painful condition develops. At that point, you may be unable to focus on little else, and finding relief becomes a top priority. 

Routine foot care seeks to address issues with the skin on your feet and your toenails. Addressing these needs can prevent infection, preserve healthy nerve function, and keep your feet healthy. 

Some examples of foot care services available at Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas include:

  • Corn and callus removal
  • Ingrown toenail treatment
  • Wound care, including chronic wounds
  • Plantar wart removal
  • Treatment for foot and nail fungal infections

Dr. Cerniglia provides routine foot care to patients of all ages, including infant and geriatric care. He always approaches foot care with a caring and compassionate nature, performing comprehensive treatment with a gentle touch.  

What can I do to perform at-home foot care?

There are things you can do on your own to take great care of your feet. That begins with choosing shoes that are both supportive and comfortable. Never before have there been so many great footwear options, and custom orthotics can help by increasing the comfort and support of your favorites. 

You should also take care to thoroughly clean your feet every day, including the spaces between your toes. Dry your feet after you emerge from your shower or bath, and check your skin and toenails for signs of tissue damage. 

Many people benefit from using a high-quality moisturizer to keep their feet soft and hydrated. If you have diabetes, however, check with Dr. Cerniglia about which products to use on your feet and nails. 

Be cautious about removing calluses, corns, and hangnails on your own. Removing too much skin can create a small wound on your feet, allowing bacteria to enter and infection to develop. 

When should you see a doctor for routine foot care?

The best way to know when to see a podiatrist for routine foot care is to pay close attention to the skin and nails on your feet. This allows you to detect changes in the earliest possible stages, when treatments are often most effective. 

If you notice a wound that is slow to heal, or if you experience a rash, itching, or other unusual changes, schedule a visit at Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas. Having a podiatric professional assess your feet is the best way to prevent adverse outcomes, and you’ll also learn how to best care for your feet during your visit. 

Booking an appointment takes just moments, call or click to schedule your visit today. 

Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas
✆ Phone (appointments): 817-242-5903
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 817-847-8500
Address: 816 Towne Court, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76179